Museums: Barcelona

Museu darqueologia de catalunya
Archaeological remains in catalonia and surrounding area. Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41. Parc de Montjuic 08038 Barcelona.
Museu de Gava
Museum with an archaeological collection and a site with the oldest gallery mines in Europe. The precious mineral variscite was once mined here in these galleries, which are in a perfect state of conservation. Specialist supervisors. At Gava, Barcelona.
Museu de les Mines de Cercs
Life in the coal mine. Museum with four areas, permanent exhibitions rooms and an authentic coal mine gallery. Visitors take a mining train to see working conditions. Gift shop and bar. At Placa Sant Roma s/n, 08698-Sant Corneli-Cercs.
La Sagrada Familia
Temple created by Gaudi. The building also houses a museum detailing the history and development of the Sagrada Familia. Open 09:00-18:00 and 09:00-20:00 from April to September. Calle Mallorca 401, 08034 Barcelona.
Catalan History Museum
Objects, documents, historical recreations and audiovisuals for an interactive journey into the history of Catalonia from prehistoric times. Guided tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Pl Pau Vila 3, Barcelona.
Museu Egipci
Egyptian museum with permanent exhibitions. Egyptian mummies. Night visits available with show starting at 21:30 (call to reserve). Open Monday to Saturday 10:00-20:00, Sundays 10:00-14:00. Valencia 284, Barcelona.
Science Museum
Museo de la Ciencia is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-20:00. Teodor Roviralta, 47-51, Barcelona.
Museu dArenys de Mar
Permanent exhibitions in the Museums of Embroidery and Mineralology. Many examples of the different techniques used in embroidery since the 16th century and minerals from all over the world are on display. At C/ de lEsglesia, Arenys de Mar, Barcelona.
DHUB Pedralbes
Museu de les Arts Decoratives Museu Textil i d’Indumentaria. Palau de Pedralbes. Av. Diagonal, 686, 08034 Barcelona. Monday closed, Tues-Sun 10.00-16.00. Bank holidays,10.00-15.00.
Museu del Ciment Asland
At Clot del Moro near Bergueda. Closed cement works offering one of the most spectacular industrial heritage sites in Catalonia. Area of natural beauty. Now dynamic museum centre. Guided tours. Paratge del Clot del Moro, 08696 Castellar de nHug.
Museu del Ferrocarril
This museum is about the world of trains, situated in a 19th century steam engine depot. Over 60 vehicles from every era. There is a replica of the first train to travel the tracks in Spain. Tours with guide. At Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona.
Museu Moli Paperer de Capellades
Paper museum presenting the history of paper and artisanal paper manufacturing. Original tools and machinery on display. Guided tours and shop. Manufacture of all sorts of paper by hand. c. Pau Casals s/n, 08786 Capellades.
Museu de la Colonia Sedo dEsparreguera
Model village, built around a cotton mill, giving visitors an insight into the way of life in an industrial settlement. Sound and light show and 3D audiovisual show. Saturdays 10:00-14:00. Guided tours in the week. Industrial Can Sedo, 08292 Esparreguera
Museu de la Colonia Vidal
Discover life on a textile factory estate. Learn how people lived and worked in the early 20th century. Steam engine, turbine, textile machinery. Visit a workers home. Demonstration of a working loom. At Bergueda, Barcelona.
Antoni Tapies Foundation
Collection of this 20th century artist as well as hosting temporary exhibitions and conferences and organising activities. Arago 255, 08007 Barcelona.
Museu de Montserrat
Nature park. Guided tours of the monastery of Montserrat and its collection of artworks including the famous Black Madonna. Archaeology room. Paintings by El Greco, Caravaggio, Monet, Picasso, Dali. Open every day. In Montserrat.
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona. C/ Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona. Open Tues-Sun 11.00-20.00, Thursday 11.00-22.00.
Maritime Museum
Organises guided visits of Drassanes Reials. Learn more about this 13th century building. Monday to Sunday from 10:00-20:00. Av. Drassanes, 08001 Barcelona.
Museu Futbol Club Barcelona
Barcelona Football Club Museum. Collection of sport artifacts dating back a hundred years and the Futbolart Collection, which includes a number of antiques and curiosities relating to the history of football. Nou Camp, Avda Aristides Maillol, Barcelona.
Barcelona Olympics and Sports Museum
Dedicated to the Olympics with interactive exhibits, the Samaranch collection and many activities. Seasonal opening hours. Avda. Estadi Olimpic 60, 08038 Barcelona.
Museu de la Pell dIgualada i Comarcal de lAnoia
The world of leather. Museum consisting of pre-industrial tannery, recent technical evolution in leather production and cultural significance in Mediterranean civilisation. Guided tours and workshops. Closed Mondays. At Dr. Joan Mercader, Igualada.
Joan Miro Foundation
Houses a permanent collection of paintings, tapestries and sculptures. A set of black and white lithographs are also on display known as his Barcelona Series. Seasonal opening hours, closed Mondays. Parc de Montjuic.
Museu Picasso
Housing over 3,500 pieces, the museum shows many of Picassos early works up to the Blue Period. Guided tours available in a number of languages including English. Open Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 10:00-20:00. Montcada Street 15-23, Barcelona.
Museu del Cantir
A collection of more than 3000 water vessels from Bronze Age jugs to one designed by Pablo Picasso. Visitors can also see at first-hand the entire process of making an earthenware water drinking jug. At Pl. de lEsglesia 9, Argentona, Barcelona.
Museu maritim de Barcelona
Maritime traditions and customs. Av. de les Drassanes s/n, 08001 Barcelona.
Guided tour with sampling of a Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava. The oldest family underground cellars in the Penedes. Farmhouse, chapel and wine museum. Possibility of tailor made courses and activities. La Bleda, 08731 Sant Marti Sarroca.
Casa Mila -La Pedrera
Antoni Gaudis most important civil work, now contains several permanent exhibition areas on the life and times of the great Catalan architect. Visitors can visit roof area.Seasonal opening hours. Pg de Gracia 92, 08008 Barcelona.
Fundacio Sunol
Private, non-profit making organization showing Josep Sunol’s contemporary art collection of more than 1,200 works of art. The foundation also promotes the production and diffusion of avant-garde art.
Barcelona Synagogue
This spiritual Jewish centre is now dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Shlormo Ben Adret. Permanent exhibition. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00, Sundays 11:00-14:00. C/ Marlet 5, 08006 Barcelona.
El Poble open air museum
An open air museum in a village with a childrens village, arts and crafts and guided tours. Av. Marques de Comillas, 13, 08038 Barcelona.
DHUB Montcada.
Museu de les Arts Decoratives i Arqueologic was created in the old Ciutadella arsenal in 1902.Temporary exhibitions and study galleries. Montcada, 12, 08003 Barcelona. Monday closed Tues-sat, 11.00-19.00, Sun 11.00-20.00. Bank holidays, 11.00-15.00.
Museu dhistoria de la ciutat de barcelona
Archaeological of Roman colony remains of Barcino. Placa del Rei s/n, 08002 Barcelona.
Museu Egipci workshops
Archaelogical workshops for children as well as one-off workshops at Easter and Christmas promoting awareness of the cultures of ancient Egypt. Calle Valencia, 284. Barcelona.
Catalan Museum of Archaeology
Located in the former Palace of Graphic Arts in Montjuic Park. Key pieces from archaeological sites all over the country are on display. Also temporary exhibitions. Closed Monday. Pg Santa Madrona 39-41, 08038 Barcelona.
City History Museum
The collections of the Museo de Historia de la Ciudad allow visitors to discover the history of the city and Barcelonas heritage. Seasonal opening hours. Calle Beguer s/n, 08002 Barcelona.
Museu de la Xocolata
Discover the fascinating world of chocolate, its origins and how it is made. Workshops to teach how to make chocolate to take home. Make a Catalan cake or mona. Suitable for all, including the very young. C/.Comerc 36, 08003 Barcelona
Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture
Exhibitions of urban culture, music, dance, courses, debate, talks, urban routes. The CCCB is a multi-disciplinary centre open to artistic and creative experimentation. Montalegre 5, Barcelona.
Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia
Museu de la Ciencia i de la Tecnica de Catalunya. Housed in a former textile factory built in Catalan Art Nouveau style, visitors can discover the history of science, technology and the process of industrialisation in Catalonia. Guided tours. At Terrassa
Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum
Collection of works from the second half of the twentieth century by Catalonian, Spanish and international artists. Seasonal opening hours. Placa dels Angels 1, 08001 Barcelona.
Museu olimpic i de lesport
Take a trip through the history of the Olympics, find out about some of the myths and legends associated with them. Avinguda de lEstadi, 60, 08038 Barcelona.
Museu barbier-mueller dart precolombi
Exclusively devoted to pre-columbian cultures. Located at Palau Nadal, in the historic Montcada Street, opposite the Picasso Museum of Barcelona.
Consorci del Parc Fluvial del Llobregat
The history of a textile estate. Visit the workers dwellings and parts of the factories from Catalonias textile industry heritage along the banks of the Llobregat river. Guides, museums and restaurants. 08692 Puig Reig, Barcelona
The Casa Batllo - Gaudi
One of Gaudis most outstanding architectural and decorative jewels featuring magnificent Art Nouveau elements. Audio guided visits. Open every day from 09:00-20:00. Passeig de Gracia 43, 08007 Barcelona.
Leather Museum
Museu de lArt de la Pell has a collection of 1,000 objects from around the world made completely or partially from leather. Chests, chairs and shields. Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-14:00, 17:00-20:00, Sundays 11:00-14:00. Arquebisbe Alemany 5, Barcelona.
Ceramics Museum
Collection of glazed ceramics dating back to the 11th century, Baroque and Renaissance ceramics and a collection of Catalonian ceramics from the 13th century onwards. Closed Mondays. Avenida Diagonal 686, 08034 Barcelona.
National Art Museum of Catalonia
Collections of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Renaissance and modern art. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00-19:00, Sundays from 10:00-14:30. Parc de Montjuic, 08038 Barcelona.